26 Apr

EFFECT Photonics announces new optical System-on-Chip (SoC) bringing low-cost tunability to Data Centre Interconnects and Metro


EINDHOVEN, 17 March 2017.  EFFECT Photonics announces a new, full band tunable optical System-on-Chip to meet the surging demand for inter-connecting Data Centres.  This new optical SoC integrates:

  • Extended 40nm C-band fully tunable laser
  • Integrated on-chip wavelength measurement and control
  • High speed, >32Gbaud Mach-Zehnder modulators

These optical features address the needs of advanced modulation formats and are optimised for the latest electronic ICs. By combining the optical functions in to a single chip, it enables full on-wafer characterisation and to use EFFECTs low cost non-hermetic packaging to reach the ever-decreasing cost points the market is looking for. This design block will also be combined into further, higher-functionality, multi-channel, optical SoCs.

EFFECT Photonics, recently voted winner of the PIC International award for Advances in Photonic Integration, is combining the performance and tunability of indium phosphide with the cost point of full optical integration to deliver transceiver solutions to industry standard module formats which provide savings in operational costs and Capex to Data Centre operators.

CTO, Boudewijn Docter commented, “We are extremely excited about our new optical SoC and EFFECT continues to develop new optical functions which the market is looking for. In addition, we have also combined our low-cost packaging technology to address the need to drive down the costs of optical transceiver modules for the Data Centre and Metro segments.”

EFFECT will be exhibiting at OFC 2017 (stand #1328) which takes place in Los Angeles, USA, between 21-23 March 2017, and running a separate demonstration of its optical SoC technology.

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Further information:
Email: press@effectphotonics.nl
See us at stand #1328 at OFC 2017

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